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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert

Mr. Beauty Tips: Summer Makeup Tips to Beat the Heat

Help, I’m in a summer makeup meltdown…

When it becomes summer in the city, or in the country for that matter, I know many women who decide to wear much less or no makeup at all. Besides the fact that it can feel like it’s suffocating your pores when they want to breathe, makeup just tends to literally melt off the face when the temps go up.

I’m here to tell you that just because the mercury is rising doesn’t mean you need to go au natural if you don’t want to…

There are a few solutions to the summer heat foundation problem:

Liquid Foundation- If you are using a liquid foundation definitely go with a water-based product.
When it becomes summer in the city, or in the country for that matter, I know many women who decide to wear much less or no makeup at all. Besides the fact that it can feel like it’s suffocating your pores when they want to breathe, makeup just tends to literally melt off the face when the temps go up.I’m here to tell you that just because the mercury is rising doesn’t mean you need to go au natural if you don’t want to…

It allows pores room to breathe and feels much better on the skin.

The one disadvantage is that water-based foundations can tend to have less coverage. However, they are often “buildable” which means that if you require additional coverage, you can let the existing dry and apply another.

Here’s a hint with the subsequent coats of water-based foundations too avoid streaks, simply stipple the foundation on to wear more naturally throughout the day.

My favorite water-based foundation is Pro Lumiere by Chanel

Minerals- Try using a mineral powder for foundation.You know them.They are everywhere.Personally, I always tell clients that mineral powder foundations are good for some skin types and not for others, so try it before you order from any infomercial! Because mineral foundations tend to be cakey or powdery –no matter what they claim– they tend to be better on dewy or combination skin. BUT, in the hot summer months a dryer product like mineral powder, may be perfect for a light evening out effect.
The other issue that women have in the summer is that eye shadow either fades away or is running down the corners of their eyes by 11 am…
Here’s what you do to make powder eyeshadows stay for more than a couple hours:

• Always use some kind of eye shadow base then powder.

• Put a few drops of water on the palm of your hand then take a medium width eye shadow brush and get a good amount of colour on it.?Then take that powder and dip it in the drops of water till you have a sort of paste of colour.Not too runny and not too dry.It should be the consistency of paint.?Paint that colour on your lids in whatever shape you want.Warning: It will look much darker than what you are used to at first.Don’t panic!?Let the shadow dry on your lids before you do anything.?Once they are dry take a bigger, dry brush and begin to blend the colour into your lids.The key here is Blend, Blend and the Blend!?This application process will secure the colour to the lid for a much longer time than just dry powder on a dry brush!

Hopefully, these few tips will help you to have a fabulous summer face that doesn’t melt away like the wicked witch of the West! - Mr. Beauty Tips

Published on July 27, 2009

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